The construction of the Cline Visitor Center is finishedand we have now started public nights to allow everyone to explore the heavens
The public night for tonight, Saturday, March 2, 2013. is ON! We are hoping the cloud models that predict a 7pm clearing are right!
shown at left, the Visitor Center has a gallery where displays
will introduce you to the kinds of astronomical research we do at
DSO, and the instrumentation used in our work (we do not yet have these exhibits!). Guests will be able
to look into the control room where the astronomers and their students
control the telescope and display images acquired through its optics
and CCD camera.
The Center was originally designed by Jekins-Peer (Charlotte), with additional design work done by United Engineering (Charlotte) and Harley-Ellis (Asheville).